With the dark cloud of the Global Financial Crisis still hanging over us, there have been a number of attempts by forensic researchers to investigate if the advent of this crisis could have been foreseen at a much earlier stage – rather than at the point in time when the Lehman Brothers collapse made it inevitable.
Apparently there were indicators that, taken together, might have suggested that a crisis was in the making. But how does one identify these indicators pro-actively rather than in a post-mortem?
The Institute for Multi-Sensory Processing and Content Analysis (IMPCA) at Curtin University is working on a novel approach to the detection of early indicators of Catastrophic Events and Proteus Connection is closely working with them, acting as an interface between the research team and industry.
This new approach focuses on:
• human factors such as perceptions, attitudes, opinions, beliefs, values and emotions that drive intent, decisions and thus future actions
• raw news feeds based on the assumption that early warning signs can be found in raw news feeds before a story makes it into the news media.
Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on this program or want to explore opportunities open to collaborators in this important project.